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Colloquium | Les planches de l’Encyclopédie

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 15, 2022

From ArtHist.net:

Les planches de l’Encyclopédie en lumière, 1762–1772
Observatoire, Institut de France, Sorbonne Université, Paris, 19–21 May 2022

Mises en perspective et recherches sur le Recueil de planches (1762–1772) de l’Encyclopédie de Diderot et D’Alembert

Colloque international organisé par l’ENCCRE, avec le soutien de l’Académie des sciences et de son comité D’Alembert, de la Fondation Del Duca, de la Société Ferdinand Berthoud, du Labex COMOD, du SYRTE et de l’Observatoire de Paris, de la Bibliothèque Mazarine, de l’ANR VHS, de la Faculté des Sciences et Ingénierie de Sorbonne Université, de l’Institut Camille Jordan, de la Société Diderot, du laboratoire LASLAR de l’Université de Caen et de l’Institut de mathématiques de Jussieu-Paris Rive Gauche (CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Université Paris Cité). Inscription et informations pratiques sur le site.

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Observatoire de Paris, ‘salle du Conseil’

9.30  Ouverture officielle

10.00  Première session — Questions de représentation
Présidence : Christophe Martin
• Jean-Pierre Le Goff (IREM Basse Normandie), Re-voir le réel ou ses fabriques : vers une typologie des moyens de représenter dans l’Encyclopédie
• Charles Kostelnick (Iowa State U.), Paradoxical Plates : Drawing Conventions, Neo-Classicism, and the Emerging Picturesque Aesthetics of the Encyclopédie

13.30  Deuxième session — Nature, science et technique
1e partie, présidence : Matthieu Husson
• François Pépin (IHRIM-ENS Lyon), et Leslie Villiaume (EHESS), Les planches d’horlogerie, un pont entre art et science
• David Valls-Gabaud (LERMA, Observatoire de Paris), On Spherical Angles, Celestial Maps, and Instruments: Astronomy under the Prism of the Planches
• Antoine D’Albis (Dir. lab. Manufacture de Sèvres), Céline Paul (Dir. Musée nat. A. Dubouché), et Odile Richard-Pauchet (U. de Limoges), Les Arts de la Céramique dans les Planches : l’approche délicate d’une technique insaisissable

15.45  Pause café

16.30  Deuxième session – Nature, science et technique
2e partie, présidence : Marie Leca-Tsiomis
• Muriel Brot (CNRS ; CELLF), Les animaux de l’Arctique
• Paolo Zani, et Gabriele Micheletti (U. de Bologne), Le ‘Travail du soufre‘ : Occurrence, Purification, and Industry of Sulfur in the Recueil de Planches de l’Encyclopedie and in Other Publications of the Period

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Institut de France, salle Hugot

9.30  Troisième session — Dessiner et bâtir : entre le réel et ses représentations (discursives, figuratives)
Présidence : Irène Passeron
• Cyril Lacheze (IHMC, U. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), ‘Une tuilerie & tous les bâtimens nécessaires’. La tuilerie des Planches de l’Encyclopédie : un unicum ?
• Valérie Nègre (U. Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), La participation des artisans aux planches de l’Encyclopédie relatives aux arts du bâtiment [Lucotte]
• Béatrice Gaillard (Labo. de recherche de l’ENS d’Architecture de Versailles), Les ordres d’architecture dans l’Encyclopédie : le dessin vaut-il mieux qu’un long discours ?

15.00  Quatrième session — Dessin et écriture
Présidence : Yann Sordet
• Camilla Pietrabissa (IUAV, U. of Venice), Les contradictions du dessin : la série Dessein
• Kaitlyn Quaranta (Brown U.), From Jaucourt to Deshauterayes : Chinese Characters in the Encyclopédie

17.00  Aux sources des planches : conférence & exposition
• Emmanuel Boussuge (CELLF), L’affaire Patte et la grande réorganisation des volumes de planches (1759–1760) : chronologie complète, bilan revu, documents inédits, conférence suivie d’une présentation des pièces inédites de l’exposition de la Bibliothèque Mazarine (Archives de l’Académie des sciences, Bibliothèque de l’Institut, Bibliothèque Mazarine)

18.30  Inauguration de l’exposition Les Planches de l’Encyclopédie: Sources et Polémiques (Bibliothèque Mazarine, 21 Mai — 3 Septembre 2022)

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Sorbonne Université, Campus Pierre et Marie Curie

9.30  Cinqième session — Musique, opéra, théâtre
Présidence : Alain Cernuschi
• Nathan Martin (U. of Michigan), Rousseau, de Lusse et les ‘systèmes musicaux’
• Malou Haine (U. Libre de Bruxelles), Les métamorphoses des planches de lutherie et de musique
• Anthony Saudrais (U. Rennes 2), Les techniques du merveilleux. Les machines de théâtre dans les planches de l’Encyclopédie

12.00  Bilan du colloque par les organisateurs

Online Workshop | Making Masculinities

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on April 22, 2022

From ArtHist.net:

Making Masculinities: Material Culture and Gender in the 17th and 18th Centuries
Online and In-Person, University of Edinburgh, 6 May 2022

Research into the intersection of material culture and masculinity has steadily increased as scholars across disciplines choose to use material culture as a conceptual point of departure. The Material and Visual Culture in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Research Cluster aims to provide a space to continue the conversation. The cluster will host a one-day workshop fostering interdisciplinary discussion on the material approaches to historic ideas about gender through material culture. The workshop is spread over a series of formats to diversify how participants may interrogate this material. All sessions, except for the 3.20 workshop, are hybrid. The link to join the sessions will be provided via email the day before. Contact materialcultureresearcheca@ed.ac.uk with questions.

Registration is available here»

Abstracts are available here»

P R O G R A M M E

(British Standard Time)

9:30  Welcome and Introduction

9:45  Fashioning Masculinity
Chair: Georgia Vullinghs (National Museums Scotland)
• Ben Jackson (University of Birmingham), Making a Figure in 18th-Century England: Elite Masculinity, Social Expectation, and Material Goods.
• Maria Gordusenko (Ural Federal University), Self-Representation through Artworks as a Way of Life: Count Gustav Adolf von Gotter (1692–1762)

11.00  Break

11.20  Making Masculinities Roundtable
Chair: Emily Taylor (National Museums Scotland)
• Timothy Somers (Newcastle University), The Materiality of Men’s Practical Jokes
• Alysée Le Druillenec (Université Paris 1 – Panthéon- Sorbonne/Université Catholique de Louvain), Carrying the Holy Child as a Depiction of Masculinity in Christian Counter-Reformation Materiality
• Élise Urbain Ruano (Université de Lille), How Does Softness Affect Masculinity? The Paradox of 18th-Century Dressing Gowns
• Alexandra Atkins (Birkbeck), The Classical Portrait Bust and Masculinity in 18th-Century Country Houses
• Nicholas Babbington (University College London), The Royal Family and Domestic Disorder: The Satirization of George III’s Patriarchal Virtues in British Caricature, c.1785–1795

12.50  Lunch Break

1.50  Keynote
Chair: Meha Priyadarshini (University of Edinburgh)
• Sarah Goldsmith (University of Edinburgh), Hercules Himself? Materiality, Masculinity, and the Body in the Long 18th Century

3.00  Break

3.20  PhD / ECR Workshop

Study Day | Thomas Baxter (1782–1821)

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on April 7, 2022

From The English Ceramic Circle:

Thomas Baxter, Junior (1782–1821)
An English Ceramic Circle Study Day
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 5 May 2022

Seven papers by leading scholars will cover Thomas Baxter Jnr’s ceramic and related work in London, Worcester, and Swansea. The study day starts at 10.30am and should finish by 5pm. The price—which includes refreshments (tea, coffee, etc)—is £40 for English Ceramic Circle members and £60 for non-members; the registration fee does not include lunch, which can be purchased from the V&A café.

Confirmed speakers and titles include:
• Roger Edmundson — The Baxter family
• Martin Myrone — The Royal Academy School, Its Students, and Henry Fuseli
• John Sandon — ‘All that is Great…’ Emma, the Merton Albums, and the Lost Garrick Drawings
• Andrew Renton — Thomas Baxter in Swansea
• Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth and Florence Tyler — Thomas Baxter’s Recipe Book and the Collections at the V&A
• Charles Dawson — Thomas Baxter at Worcester
• Jonathan Gray — Thomas Baxter: Notable Collectors

 

ASECS 2022, Baltimore

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 24, 2022

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
(Photo by Patrick Gillespie, September 2016; Wikimedia Commons)

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From ASECS:

2022 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
Hilton Baltimore Inner Harbor, 31 March — 2 April 2022

The 52nd annual meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies takes place in Baltimore. HECAA will be represented by the Anne Schroder New Scholars’ Session, chaired by Aaron Wile and Dipti Khera and scheduled for Thursday afternoon. HECAA’s annual business meeting will take place online in advance of the conference on March 25. A selection of 30 additional panels is included below (of the 172 sessions scheduled, many others will, of course, interest HECAA members). For the full slate of offerings, see the program.

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Time and Temporality
Thursday, 8:00–9:30am, Key 1
Chair: Craig HANSON, Calvin University
1. Helena YOO ROTH, CUNY, “The Many Deaths of George II and Colonial Time Consciousness”
2. Stuart SHERMAN, Fordham University, “‘Unknown to All the Rest’: the Play of Time in Restoration Prologues and Epilogues”
3. Alexander CREIGHTON, Harvard University, “Tristram Shandy’s Variations on Habit”

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How ‘Byzantine’ was the Eighteenth Century? New Insights on the Christian Orthodox Art and Architecture of the Late Ottoman Empire, Part I
Thursday, 8:00–9:30am, Paca
Chair: Demetra VOGIATZAKI, Harvard University and Nikolaos MAGOULIOTIS, ETH Zurich/gta
1. Alper METIN, Università Sapienza di Roma, “Reflections of the So-called Ottoman Baroque on the 18th-Century Orthodox Buildings: Towards the Emergence of a New Imperial Architectural Synthesis?”
2. Theocharis TSAMPOURAS, University of Western Macedonia / Greek Ministry of Culture (Ephorate of Antiquities of Kozani), “Artists and Patrons Changing the Norms of Post-Byzantine Painting in the Eighteenth-Century-Ottoman Balkans”

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Skin & Bone: Animal Substrates
Thursday, 8:00–9:30am, Pickersgill
Chair: Sarah GRANDIN, The Clark Art Institute
1. Katherine FEIN, Columbia University, “Cracks in the Ivory: The Violence of Portrait Miniatures”
2. Catherine GIRARD, St. Francis Xavier University, “Forms of Erasure: Theorizing Reuses of Indigenous Beaver-Pelt Coats in European Hats”
3. Marianne VOLLE, York University/Glendon College & Université Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne, “Flora Meets Fauna: A Reflection on the Use of Vellum for Botanical Illustrations at the Jardin du Roi”

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How ‘Byzantine’ was the Eighteenth Century? New Insights on the Christian Orthodox Art and Architecture of the Late Ottoman Empire, Part II
Thursday, 9:45–11:15, Paca
Chair: Demetra VOGIATZAKI, Harvard University and and Nikolaos MAGOULIOTIS, ETH Zurich/gta
1. Alexandra COURCOULA, MIT, “Ottoman Ecclesiastical Objects in the Benaki Museum: Shaping Greek National Historiography and Perceptions of Ottoman Art”
2. Maria GEORGOPOULOU, Gennadius Library, American School of Classical Studies at Athens, “Center and Periphery in the Ottoman Balkans: The Cultural Heritage of Ottoman, Turkish, Post-Byzantine and Greek Monuments”
3. Cosmin MINEA, ETH Zurich, “Writings about Romanian Art in the Late 19th Century and the Rise of the Brâncovenesc Heritage as National Style”

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Materials of Global Trade: Networks, Mobility, and Transformation
Thursday, 9:45–11:15, Key 5
Chair: Jennifer GERMANN, Independent Scholar
1. Tara ZANARDI, Hunter College, CUNY, “Bittersweet Empire: Alcora, Natural History, and the Chocolate Service”
2. Emily Rose BEEBER, University of Delaware, “Rubens Peale with a Geranium: Botanical Science and Slavery in the Early Republic”
3. Christina LINDEMAN, University of South Alabama, “Vermilion and Cinnabar: Seeing Red in Eighteenth-Century Europe”

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Spreading the Image: Print Cultures
Thursday, 11:30–1:00, Key 10
Chair: Susanne ANDERSON-RIEDEL, University of New Mexico
1. Michael FEINBERG, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “Flaming Landscapes in Stedman’s Narrative of a five year expedition”
2. Arthur LEE, Johns Hopkins University, “Illustrating the Haitian Revolution: Marcus Rainsford and Atlantic Visual Politics”
3. Ruth DAWSON, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, “Picturing an Upstart Tsarina for a Downmarket Audience: Early Prints of Catherine the Great”

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Objects and the Making of Enlightenment Selves
Thursday, 11:30–1:00, Paca
Chair: Mary PEACE, Sheffield Hallam University, and Joelle DEL ROSE, College for Creative Studies
1. Sara WHISNANT, East Tennessee University, “‘The Sense of Taste’: Agency and Identity in Eighteenth-Century Group Portraiture”
2. Katherine ISELIN, University of Missouri, “Women and Eighteenth-Century Antiquarianism”
3. Lauren KELLOGG DISALVO, Dixie State University, “Women and Eighteenth-Century Antiquarianism”
4. Mary CRONE-ROMANOVSKI, Florida Gulf Coast University, “The Circulation of Material Objects In and Across Novels by Women”

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Gale Digital Scholar Lab, Lunch and Learn
Thursday, 1:00–2:15, Tubman B
Gale invites ASECS members to a lunch conversation about Gale Digital Scholar Lab, a text and data mining and visualization tool built specifically for primary sources. Using the analysis tools in the Lab, researchers can explore topics and patterns across collections including ECCO. During the session, Gale will provide an overview of the tool and case studies of how it’s been used in teaching and research at institutions around the world. Register at: https://forms.gle/hTMhLKirWMXm4usTA

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Anne Schroder New Scholars Session (HECAA)
Thursday, 2:30–4:00, Key 12
Chair: Aaron WILE, National Gallery of Art, and Dipti KHERA, New York University
1. Zoë DOSTAL, Columbia University, “From Idle to Industrious: Picturing Women Beating Hemp in the Bridewell”
2. Anna FICEK, CUNY Graduate Center, “From Print to Parlor: Les Incas’ Long Shadow in Visual and Decorative Arts”
3. Jinyi LIU, New York University, “Seaborne Craftsmen and Their Elastic Workshop Knowledge: An Eighteenth-Century Fujianese-made Sculpture of Mourning Mary”
4. Ankita SRIVASTAVA, Jawaharlal Nehru University, “The Architect and the Marchese: Two Italians at the Court of Begum Samru of Sardhana, India”

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Seen Here Making a Masterpiece: Rendering Artists, Musicians, and Authors in Painting, Poetry, Sculpture, and Prose [South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies]
Thursday, 2:30–4:00, Douglass
Chair: TBD
1. Bradford MUDGE, University of Colorado, Denver, “Transmediation and Portraiture”
2. Kristin O’ROURKE, Dartmouth College, “Picturing Artists and Writers: Media Specificity, Genre and Cultural Mythmaking”
3. Kevin L. COPE, Louisiana State University, “My Easel Just Fell into an Abysm and I’m under a Tidal Wave: Picturing Earthquake Experiencers”

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Performing the Eighteenth Century Today
Thursday, 4:15–5:45, Key 2
Chair: Ellen WELCH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1. Olivia SABEE, Swarthmore College, “Eighteenth-Century Performance Theory and Twenty-First Century Performance: Diderot, Noverre, The Noble, and the Grotesque”
2. Amanda MOEHLENPAH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Foreign and Familiar: Cultural Codes and Affective Performance in Eighteenth-Century Ballet”
3. Meredith MARTIN, New York University, “Reimagining the Ballet des Porcelaines: Commerce, Colonialism, and Chinoiserie”

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Reproduction and Futurity, Part I
Thursday, 4:15–5:45, Key 9
Chair: Jane WESSEL, U.S. Naval Academy
1. Kirsten MARTIN, Rutgers University, “‘A Kind of Magick’: Imitation and Futurity in Sir Joshua Reynolds’s Pedagogy”
2. Laura EARLS,University of Delaware, “‘They could hardly persuade themselves they were not human creatures’: Women Waxwork Sculptors and Reproduction in the British Atlantic World”
3. Chelsea PHILLIPS, Villanova University, “Conceiving Genius: Sarah Siddons and the Future of Tragedy”

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Members’ Reception
Thursday, 6:00–7:30, Eutaw Street (Weather Permitting)

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Eighteenth-Century Game Night
Thursday, 7:30–midnight, Key 12
An open house to explore games inspired by the eighteenth century. For more information or to sign up for games, see http://aub.ie/asecs22games. Game Night also will be held on Friday, April 1.

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The Eighteenth-Century Last Will and Testament, Part I
Friday, 9:45–11:15, Douglass
Chair: Pamela PHILLIPS, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras
1. Yvonne FUENTES, University of West Georgia, “Spanish Testaments, Wills, and Inventories: Bridging Heaven and Earth”
2. Melanie HAYES, Trinity College Dublin, “Crafted Legacies: Artisans’ Wills in Early Georgian Britain”
3. Stephanie KOSCAK, Wake Forest University, “‘Tokens of My Love’: Money, Memory, and Mourning in Eighteenth-Century England”
4. Emily ENGEL, Independent Scholar, “Portraits and Luxury in Eighteenth-Century South America”

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Let’s Get Small: Micro-Art Histories, Part I
Friday, 9:45–11:15, Key 6
Chair: Melissa HYDE, University of Florida
1. Rori BLOOM, University of Florida, “Miniature Portraits as Erotic Currency in Casanova’s Histoire de ma vie”
2. Jeff RAVEL, MIT, “An Eye on Theatrical Disorder: France and England, ca. 1800”
3. Yasemin ALTUN, Duke University, “Original-itty in Translation: Sophie Chéron’s Creative Reproduction of Miniature Gems”

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Presidential Session | Venice: Real and Imagined
Friday, 11:30–1:00, Key 12
Chair: Irene ZANINI-CORDI, Florida State University
1. Rebecca SQUIRES, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, “Vedute of Venice: The Visual Construction of the Picturesque”
2. John HUNT, Utah Valley University, “Imaginary Hells: Witches and Magic Wells in Early Modern Venice”
3. Susan DALTON, Université de Montréal, “Venice’s Amazon? Giustina Renier Michiel’s Strategic Accommodations of Occupying Forces”
The panel will begin with a performed reading: “Giustina Renier Michiel’s and Chateaubriand’s Views on Venice,” presented by Aleksondra HULTQUIST, Stockton University, and Sayre GREENFIELD, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. *This reading is supported by the Arts, Theater, and Music Fund*

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Curious Taste: The Transatlantic Appeal of Satire
Friday, 11:30–1:00, Paca
Chair: Nancy SIEGEL, Towson University
1. Cynthia ROMAN, The Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University, “Museums ‘Look down on Them’ Librarians ‘Don’t Know How to Handle Them.’ The Layered Histories of Scholarship and Collecting of Eighteenth-Century British Satiric Prints at the Lewis Walpole Library”
2. Rebecca SZANTYR, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, “Compiling Singularities: Alexander Anderson’s The Wheel of Fortune”
3. Allison STAGG, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany, “Charles Pierce’s Album of Caricatures”

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Let’s Get Small: Micro-Art Histories, Part II
Friday, 11:30–1:00, Key 6
Chair: Melissa HYDE, University of Florida
1. Aoife COSGROVE, Trinity College Dublin, “Isabel Farnesio, Amateur: A Small-Scale Artist in a Big World”
2. Philippe HALBERT, Yale University, “Rouge, Redress, and the Sauvage: Reading Madame Bégon as Microhistory 1748–1753”
3. Ashley HANNEBRINK, Harvard University, “Small Sculptures, Big Ideas: Terracotta Statuettes and Theories of the Earth in Eighteenth-Century Paris”

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Conversations across the Arts: Adaptations
Friday, 11:30–1:00, Key 12
Chair: Daniella BERMAN, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and Ashley BENDER, Texas Women’s University
1. Bethany E. QUALLS, University of California, Davis, “Sally Salisbury’s Eighteenth- Century Transmedia Adaptations and the Creation of B-List Celebrity”
2. Hamish WOOD, University of Sydney, “Adaptation, Epistolarity, and Staging the Letter: Jane Austen’s ‘Sir Charles Grandison or the happy man. A comedy’ (c.1800)”
3. Kathryn DESPLANQUE, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Starving Artists? The Presence and Absence of Women in Parisian Art-World Satire in the Long Eighteenth Century”

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Clothing and Empire: Dress and Power
Friday, 11:30–1:00, Douglass
Chair: Kristin, O’ROURKE, Dartmouth College
1. Marina KLIGER, Metropolitan Museum of Art, “A Turk at the Paris Salon: The Ambiguities of Dress and Cosmopolitanism in Jean-Baptiste Isabey’s Le Grand escalier du musée (1817)”
2. Jacqueline DELISLE, independent researcher, “The Straight-Edge Razor as a Tool of Masculine Self-Fashioning”
3. Nancy KARRELS, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, “Fashionable Loot: Female Influencers in Revolutionary France’s Cultural Heritage Debates”
4. Christine ADAMS, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, “Fashion and Politics: Élégantes and Merveilleuses under the Directory and Beyond”

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Lunches, Excursions, and Late-Breaking Special Sessions
Friday, 1:00–3:15
Use this time to explore Baltimore’s eighteenth-century history, connect with colleagues, or just take a breather amid our busy agenda!
Excursions: Except when noted, these are suggestions for members to organize on their own.
Guide to Indigenous Baltimore (self-guided walking tour created by American University faculty member, Elizabeth Rule)
Baltimore African American Heritage Walking Tour (self-guided walking tour)
Baltimore Black History Tour (guided walking tour run by Black-owned business, I Love Baltimore Personal Tours)
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
• Not exactly an excursion: but this an interesting digital resource: Visualizing Early Baltimore (batch of digital resources at UMBC, including BEARINGS of Baltimore, ca. 1815, an interactive 3D map that allows overlay of contemporary onto 1815 Baltimore)
• Walters Art Museum Guided Tour (capacity limited to 30; already full). On this two-stop private tour for ASECS members at the Walters Art Museum, Joaneath Spicer, the James A. Murnaghan Curator of European Renaissance and Baroque Art, will talk about two subjects for which she is well known: first, the presence and representation of Africans in Europe, specifically the museum’s newly acquired portrait of an African prince at the court of Louis XIV; and second, the Chamber of Wonders and its shifting character from the early 1600s to the 1700s.

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Flames of Freedom Showcase
Friday, 2:00–3:15, Key 12
Emily Friedman, Emily Kugler, and Sören Hammerschmidt will offer a brief introduction to Flames of Freedom, a table-top role-playing game that blends historical setting and folk horror genres with a deep commitment to diversity and equity in gaming, game design, and the broader community—followed by a hands-on showcase of the game’s approach to race, ethnicity, class, gender, disability, and other consideration in the character generation process. Those interested in playing the game can sign up for sessions on Thursday and Friday night, at http://aub.ie/asecs22games.

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Baltimore Museum of Art, HECAA Visit
Friday, 3:30–6:00
HECAA member Brittany Luberda, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts at the Baltimore Museum of Art, has been kind enough to organize a HECAA-only tour of the museum’s eighteenth-century collections on Friday afternoon. Virginia Anderson, Curator of American Art, will be leading a tour of the early American galleries, and Brittany herself will offer a walk-through of the eighteenth-century European galleries. The tours are followed by an informal social hour at the museum bar starting at 5:00. Space is limited, so advanced registration for this event is required (see the HECAA email for details).

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ASECS Business Meeting / Presentation of ASECS Awards
Friday, 3:15–5:00, Key 7 & 8
Rebecca MESSBARGER, ASECS President, Mark BOONSHOFT, ASECS Executive Director, Joseph BARTOLOMEO, ASECS Treasurer

ASECS Presidential Address
Friday, 3:15–5:00, Key 7 & 8
Rebecca MESSBARGER Washington University in St. Louis, “Demystifying the Corpse in Italy’s Age of Reform”

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Eighteenth-Century Game Night
Friday, 7:00–midnight, Key 12
An open house to explore games inspired by the eighteenth century. For more information or to sign up for games, see http://aub.ie/asecs22games. Game Night also will be held on Thursday.

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Transplanted Lives and Foreign Presence: Seeing Migration
Saturday, 9:45–11:15, Key 5
Chair: Marina KLIGER, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Thea GOLDRING, Harvard University
1. Harvey Guy SHEPHERD, The Courtauld Institute of Art, “Alpine Identity in Transit: The Visual Culture of Savoyard Migrants in Eighteenth-Century Paris”
2. Oliver WUNSCH, Boston College, “The Limits of Visual Sensitivity: Sympathy, Sensibility, and Jean-Baptiste Perronneau’s Portrait of Mapondé”
3. Daniel O’QUINN, University of Guelph, “Between Superlunary and Sublunary Worlds: Muslims in the Metropolis of London”

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Trying to Earn Some Dosh: Chasing Economic and Professional Success in the in the Atlantic World
Saturday, 9:45–11:15, Key 10
Chair: Heather ZUBER, Queens College, CUNY and Amanda SPRINGS, Maritime College, SUNY
1. Christine WALKER, Yale-NUS College “‘I will not leave my affairs in any other hand:’ Women’s Trans-Atlantic Crossings and Caribbean Interests”
2. Heidi STROBEL, University of North Texas, “Mary Linwood’s Balancing Act”
3. Sonja LAWRENSON, Manchester Metropolitan University, “‘A World of New Wonders Shall Open on You’: Maria Edgeworth and Transatlantic Exchange”
4. Sarah CARTER, McGill University, “Artists, Antiquaries, and the Cosmopolitan Career of John Brown”

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The 38th James L. Clifford Memorial Lecture
Jennifer L. MORGAN, New York University, “On Race and Reinscription: Writing Enslaved Women into the Early Modern Archive”
Saturday, 11:30–12:30, Key 7 & 8
In this talk, Jennifer Morgan uses the history of three Black women from the sixteenth and seventeenth century to explore questions of methodology and evidence in the early history of the Black Atlantic. Through evidence from visual art, law, and commerce Morgan considers the challenges and possibilities of crafting a social historical study of women whose voices are so often absent from the archival record but whose lives and perspectives have proven to be essential for comprehending the origins of racial capitalism.

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Arts of the Table in Global Perspective
Saturday, 2:00–3:30, Key 9
Chair: Sarah R. COHEN, SUNY University at Albany
1. Ralph HOYLE, Independent Scholar, “The English Tea as Global Consumption”
2. Alicia CATICHA, Northwestern University, “Material Masquerade: Sugar and Marble on the Eighteenth-Century Dining Table”
3. Jacob MYERS, University of Pennsylvania, “The Cane-Rat, Delicacy, and Archival Stickiness on British Jamaica”
4. Susan B. EGENOLF, Texas A&M University, “Soup Tureens and Global Politics: Josiah Wedgwood’s Green Frog Service”

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Materializing Time and Temporality
Saturday, 2:00–3:30, Brent
Chair: Helena YOO ROTH, CUNY
1. Alexandra MACDONALD, William & Mary, “No Time to Dye: Gendered Labour in Eighteenth-Century Craft”
2. Craig HANSON, Calvin University, “The History and Present State of Before and After, The Origins of a Visual Convention”
3. Daniella BERMAN, NYU, “Uncertainty and Time: The Problem of Representing the French Revolution”

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Geographical Frontiers
Saturday, 2:00–3:30, Paca
Chair: Matthew GIN, Northeastern University
1. Zoe BEENSTOCK, University of Haifa, “Shifting Sands: Thomas Pownall’s Colonial Antiquarianism”
2. Laura GOLOBISH, University of New Mexico, “Piss, Poison, Potions, and other Paths from Scotland to England in London Caricature after 1745”
3. Emily CASEY, Independent Scholar, “Hydrographic Frontiers: Imagining Land and Sea in the Early Nation”
4. Nika ELDER, American University, “John Singleton Copley’s Watson and the Shark and the Whitewashing of History”

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Who Run(s) the World? Girl Culture in the Long Eighteenth Century
Saturday, 3:45–5:15, Key 9
Chair: Maura GLEESON, Valencia College, and Lauren WALTER, University of Florida
1. Nicole M. STAHL, West Virginia University, “The Girl in the Book: Anna Seward and Her Literary Forefathers”
2. Fiona BRIDEOAKE, American University, “Girls Narrating Girlhood in The Governess: or, The Little Female Academy”
3. Amanda STRASIK, Eastern Kentucky University, “Painting Paradoxes: Jeanne-Elisabeth Chaudet’s Little Girl Teaching her Dog to Read

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Portraiture in the Americas
Saturday, 3:45–5:15, Armistead
Chair: Emily THAMES, Florida State University
1. Emily ENGEL, Independent Scholar, “Manifesting Visual Battlefields in Late Viceregal South America”
2. Kristi PETERSON, Skidmore College, “Material Ecologies: Silver, Women, and the Body Politic in Spanish American Portraiture”
3. Emily GERHOLD, High Point University, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Pair of Breasts: (Re)Considering Sarah Goodridge’s Self Portrait (1828)”

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HECAA Reception
Saturday, 5:00–7:00, Paca
A cash bar with conviviality; bring your friends!

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Note (added 25 March) — The original posting did not include the HECAA-organized tours at the Baltimore museum or the HECAA reception.

Conference | Fragile Splendour

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on March 14, 2022

From Haughton International:

Fragile Splendour: Prestige, Power, and Politics from the Medici to the Present Day
The British Academy, Carlton House Terrace, London, 29–30 June 2022

Vase ‘E de 1780’ Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory, 1781 (London: Wallace Collection C334 004).

We have great pleasure in announcing that this year’s Haughton International Seminar, entitled Fragile Splendour: Prestige, Power & Politics from the Medici’s to the Present Day, will again take place at The British Academy, 11 Carlton House Terrace, on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June. Each year we draw together eminent international speakers to share their knowledge and passion with an appreciative audience. Information regarding this exciting seminar can be viewed on our website here. Tickets can be purchased online via this link. We look forward to welcoming you in June.

Cost of the two-day seminar: £110 (inc VAT). Cost of the two-day seminar including champagne reception and dinner at The Athenaeum on Wednesday, 29th June: £190 (inc VAT). Student tickets for the two-day seminar (on production of ID): £60 (inc VAT). Booking in advance through the website is essential due to limited numbers. The box office opens on Tuesday, 1st March. Below is a preliminary programme (subject to change).

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8.45  Registration

9.15  Welcome Address

9.30  Morning Session
• Gregory Irvine — The Art of War, the Arts of Peace: Patronage and Production of Luxury Crafts for the Samurai
• Timothy Schroder — Diplomatic Gifts in Gold
• Mathieu Deldicque — Prestige Despite Disfavour: The Prince de Condé and Chantilly Porcelain
• Helen Jacobson — The Art of Giving: Diplomacy at the Bourbon Court

1.00  Lunch Break

2.15  Afternoon Session
• Timothy Wilson — The Medici and Maiolica in the Time of the Florentine Republic
• Amin Jaffer — Attributes of Splendor: Jewels and the Projection of Power in Royal India

3.55  Face-to-Face: Rosalind Savill in Conversation with Brian Haughton

4.45  Q&A Session

6.30  Drinks Reception at The Athenaeum Club (for dinner guests only)

7.15  Dinner (dress code is smart with ties for gentlemen; no denim or training shoes)

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9.00  Arrival

9.15  Morning Session
• Samuel Wittwer — Polishing the Crown: The Influence of Artists and Scholars on Royal Berlin Porcelain Orders
• Leslie Greene Bowman — Thomas Jefferson at Monticello: Prestige, Power, and the ‘Peculiar Institution’ of Slavery
• Eva Stroeber — For Sultans, Grand Dukes, and German Princes: Chinese Porcelain as Diplomatic Gift
• Rose Kerr — How Chinese Emperors Used Ceramics to Support their Power and Prestige

1.00  Lunch Break

2.15  Afternoon Session
• Johann Kräftner — Rebuilding a Collection: 20 Years of Working with Palaces, Paintings, Sculpture, Furniture, and Porcelain
• Julia Weber — Augustus the Strong and the ‘Red Porcelain’ from Saxony
• Judy Rudoe — Jewellery, Politics, and National Identity: Princess Alexandra and Her Wedding Gifts

4.30  Q&A Session

Online Symposium | Sea Machines

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on January 21, 2022

From the symposium website:

Sea Machines
Online, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto, 4 February 2022

Organized by Christy Anderson and Jason Nguyen

Sea Machines is a one-day symposium (held on Zoom) that interrogates marine technology for the history and theory of architecture. From canoes and cargo ships to submarines and offshore drilling rigs, maritime vessels show how design has been employed to imagine, manoeuvre, conquer, and exploit the environments and ecosystems of the sea.

The sea has long been cast as the inverse of the habitable terracentric world. Depictions of storms, shipwrecks, and underwater monsters haunt the art and literature of coastal societies, serving as warnings to those who might venture into the blue expanse. Yet, across cultures and throughout history, humans have constructed elaborate structures to facilitate the crossing and even occupation of the ocean.

Recent scholarship in the blue humanities has shed light on the profound ways that oceans influence politics, economics, science, and culture. Aquatic environments have conditioned everything from human diets, artistic traditions, trade networks, and settlement patterns. Whereas architects and historians have studied harbours and ports, far fewer have looked at the vessels that traversed and inhabited the open water. These ‘sea machines’ signal the outer limits of a period and place’s techno-environmental imagination. What architectonic skills did designers, shipwrights, and navigators employ in the construction and operation of ocean structures? How did the forms and materials of water-based vessels speak to larger ideological and environmental forces, including those tied to colonization and slavery, capitalism, and the climate? And how might infrastructure linked to offshore extraction (e.g., fishing, pearl farming, coral and deep-sea mining, oil drilling, etc.) provide a specifically architectural way to evaluate the relationship between human and non-human entities across the land and sea divide?

Sea Machines brings together members of the Daniels Faculty and a diverse roster of internationally recognized scholars and practitioners with an interest in environmental history, technology, and design. The study of maritime spaces is timely and of wide interest for scholars and practitioners across the design disciplines, especially given the sea’s increasing precarity in the face of climate change. Ultimately, the symposium highlights the central role played by architecture in charting a future environmental and technological reality.

The event is free and open to the public. More information on the symposium and its speakers, including registration and Zoom information, is available here.

S C H E D U L E

10.00  Opening Remarks by Christy Anderson and Jason Nguyen

10.30  Session 1: Infrastructure
• Keller Easterling, ISO 1161
• Carola Hein, Oil on Water: The Global Petroleumscape and the Urbanization of the Sea
• Prita Meier, Below the Waterline: Dhows and the Politics of Heritage in the African Indian Ocean

11.30  Discussion

11.50  Lunch Break

1.00  Session 2: Culture
• Niklas Maak, Phalansteries at Sea: Fourier, Le Corbusier, and the Architecture of the Cruiseship
• Meredith Martin and Gillian Weiss, Sun King at Sea
• Elliott Sturtevant, Traveling the Heat Line: The ‘Great White Fleet’ as Climatic Media

2:00  Discussion

2.20  Break

2.30  Session 3: Energy
• Sara Rich, Naufragic Architecture in the Anthropocene
• Margaret Schotte, Water vs. Wood: Desalination Machines and the Shipboard Space, c. 1695
• Larrie Ferreiro, The Evolution of the Naval Architect, 1600–2000

3.30  Discussion

4.00  Closing Remarks by Christy Anderson and Jason Nguyen

Colloquium | The Myth of Versailles and European Courts

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on January 18, 2022

Schloss Versailles. Eingang zum Schloßhof. Album des vingt-deux vues de Versailles commandé par Louis II de Bavière à Jobst Riegel, aquarelle, 1876, V.2017.11. Château de Versailles. 

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From Versailles and the conference programme:

The Myth of Versailles and European Courts, 17th–20th Centuries
Le mythe de Versailles et l’Europe des cours, XVIIe–XXe siècles
Auditorium du château de Versailles, 27–29 January 2022

Colloque international organisé par le Centre de recherche du château de Versailles dans le cadre de son programme de recherche « Identités curiales et le mythe de Versailles en Europe : perceptions, adhésions et rejets (XVIIIeXIXe siècles) ». Il se tiendra les 27, 28 et 29 janvier 2022 à l’auditorium du château de Versailles. Les communications seront données en français et en anglais. Le colloque sera également diffusé en direct sur la chaîne Youtube du Centre de recherche du château de Versailles. L’accès à la retransmission ne nécessite pas d’inscription préalable.

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9.30  Accueil

9.35  Ouverture au nom du Centre de recherche du château de Versailles par Mathieu da Vinha, directeur scientifique

9.45  Introduction, Gérard Sabatier (professeur émérite, université de Grenoble II / directeur du programme CRCV « Identités curiales et le mythe de Versailles en Europe : perceptions, adhésions et rejets (XVIIIe–XIXe siècles) »)

10.00  Session I: La diffusion du mythe
Présidence de séance : Philip Mansel, président du Comité scientifique du Centre de recherche du château de Versailles / The Society for Court Studies
• Flavie Leroux (Centre de recherche du château de Versailles), Témoignages de visiteurs étrangers, XVIIe–XIXe siècles
• Johanna Daniel (Institut national d’Histoire de l’Art / Université Lyon 2), La vue d’optique, vecteur de diffusion du mythe versaillais dans la culture visuelle du XVIIIe siècle
• Sylvie Requemora-Gros (Aix Marseille Université), Le voyage encomiastique ou la fabrique du Songe de Versailles

12.30  Déjeuner

14.30  Session I: La diffusion du mythe, cont.
• Stefanie Leibetseder (chercheur indépendante, Berlin), Advertising or Demonizing the Myth? 18th-Century Travellers from Germany in Versailles
• Charles-Éloi Vial (Bibliothèque nationale de France / Sorbonne Université), Visiter Versailles sous l’Empire et la Restauration : musée, palais ou lieu de mémoire ?

16.00  Pause

16.15  Session II: Visiter Versailles, impressions personnelles
Présidence de séance : Marie-Christine Skuncke, professeur émérite de littérature, Uppsala Universitet
• Philip Mansel (Centre de recherche du château de Versailles / The Society for Court Studies), Versailles in England, from Charles II to George IV: Influences, Appropriations, and the Entente Cordiale
• Katarzyna Kuras (Université Jagellonne de Cracovie, Institut d’histoire), La famille Jabłonowski à Versailles au XVIIIe siècle. Impressions et inspiration

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9.30  Session II: Visiter Versailles, impressions personnelles, cont.
• Ferenc Tóth (Centre de recherches en sciences humaines, Institut d’histoire, Budapest), Entre fascination et désillusion. Attitudes des nobles hongrois devant la cour de Versailles à l’époque des Lumières
• Éric Hassler (Université de Strasbourg), Versailles en Empire : les symptômes d’un mythe versaillais dans l’espace germanique dans la littérature de voyage germanique au XVIIIe siècle
• Sabrina Norlander Eliasson (Stockholm University, Department of Culture and Aesthetics), ‘A Landmark of the Transience of All Earthly Greatness, Glory, and Power!’ Versailles and the Myth of the Ancien Régime in the Writings and Collections of the Swedish Marquis Claes Lagergren (1853–1930)

12.00  Session III: La fabrique du faste
Présidence de séance : Maciej Forycki, maître de conférences en histoire moderne, Uniwersytet Adam Mickiewicz, Poznań
• Arianna Giorgi (Université de Murcie), en visioconférence, Habits, couleurs et boutons : mythe, rang et étiquette de la cour de Versailles chez les ducs d’Osuna

12.45  Déjeuner

14.30  Session III: La fabrique du faste, cont.
• Friedrich Polleroß (Université de Vienne, Institut für Kunstgeschichte), L’influence de Versailles à la cour de Vienne
• Thierry Franz (château de Lunéville / université de Lorraine), Lunéville au miroir de Versailles. La matérialisation du cérémonial à la cour de Lorraine, reflet d’un regard distancié sur le modèle français (1698–1737)
• Maureen Cassidy-Geiger (Independent Curator and Scholar, New York), en visioconférence, Versailles and Dresden: Myths and Models
• Raphaël Masson (Château de Versailles), L’univers versaillais de Louis II de Bavière : le cas de Linderhof

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9.30  Session IV: Versailles en Europe : transferts culturels
Présidence de séance : Gérard Sabatier, professeur émérite, université de Grenoble II
• Dmitri Gouzévitch (EHESS / Centre d’Études des Mondes russe, caucasien et est-européen) et Irina Gouzévitch (EHESS / Centre Maurice Halbwachs), Le mythe de Versailles comme élément fondateur des « habits pour l’empire » de Pierre Ier : influence et parallélisme
• Andrea Merlotti (Reggia di Venaria, Centro studi delle Residenze Reali Sabaude), en visioconférence, Un mythe ambigu. Les « Versailles d’Italia » (XIX–XXe siècles)
• Jonathan Spangler (Manchester Metropolitan University), Between Habsburg and Bourbon: The Court of Lorraine as a Blended Model of Court Culture and a Symbol of Political Neutrality
• Pablo Vázquez Gestal (Boston University / CNRS / Sorbonne Université, Centre Roland Mousnier), Un mythe à deux sens. Versailles et les monarchies bourboniennes de l’axe méditerranéen (1715–1788)

 

Online Study Day | Joshua Johnson: Conversations and New Discoveries

Posted in conferences (to attend), exhibitions, online learning by Editor on January 8, 2022

This online study day is held in conjunction with the the exhibition, which closes January 23:

Joshua Johnson: Conversations and New Discoveries
Online, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown, Maryland, 14 January 2022.

Joshua Johnson, Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Yoe and Son Benjamin Franklin You Jr., 1809, oil on canvas mounted onto hardboard, 37 × 26 inches (Hagerstown: WCMFA, Gift of F. Sydney Cushwa).

The exhibition Joshua Johnson: Portraitist of Early American Baltimore presents a rare opportunity for Johnson scholars and art historians to study a significant group of Johnson’s works in one place.

Join WCMFA staff and colleagues Friday, January 14, for a day of intriguing, in-depth conversations about portraitist Joshua Johnson (ca. 1763–1824/25), one of the first professional African American artists. Joshua Johnson: Conversations and New Discoveries will be held from 9am to 4pm (EST) via Zoom. Organized in conjunction with the final days of the exhibition, this study day will address a variety of topics, including Johnson’s life and historical context in antebellum Maryland, his patrons, artistic style and technique, and connoisseurship. A broad range of speakers and special guests will offer unique perspectives and expertise about this fascinating artist in an informal, conversational format.

The first monographic presentation of the artist’s work since 1988, Joshua Johnson: Portraitist of Early American Baltimore contextualizes Johnson both historically and culturally and explores the key forms of natural symbolism represented in his paintings. Johnson was a freed slave who achieved a remarkable degree of success as a portraitist in his lifetime by painting affluent patrons in his native Baltimore such as politicians, doctors, clergymen, merchants, and sea captains. The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue available for purchase from the museum.

To register for the study day, please email Donna Rastelli at drastelli@wcmfa.org or call 301.739.5727.

S C H E D U L E

9.00  Introduction by Sarah Hall (Director Washington County Museum of Fine Arts) with Opening Remarks by Kellie Mele (Director of Education for WCMFA)

9.30  Who Was Joshua Johnson? — David Terry (Associate Professor of History and Geography at Morgan State University) and Daniel Fulco (Agnita M. Stine Schreiber Curator at Washington County Museum of Fine Arts)

10.30  The Artist’s Patrons — Mark Letzer (President & CEO, Maryland Center for History and Culture), Stiles Colwill (Stiles T. Colwill Interiors), and Linda Crocker Simmons (Curator Emerita, Corcoran Gallery of Art)

11.15  Roundtable Discussion — This hour-long conversation features our panelists discussing Johnson’s influence and style, addressing his predecessors and contemporaries, some of whom are on view in a companion exhibition at the WCMFA.

12.15  Lunch Break

1.15  Johnson’s Cultural and Historical Context and Relationship to Baltimore Society — David Terry, Daniel Fulco, and Philippe Halbert (PhD candidate, Department of the History of Art, Yale University)

2.15  Connoisseurship: Technique, Materials, and Conservation. See the Yoe family portraits up close with Heather Smith (Conservator, Maryland Art Conservation), Sian Jones (Art Conservator), and Stiles Colwill.

3.15  Future Directions — In this concluding segment, panelists will discuss Johnson in public and private collections. Other topics include the art market as well as new research and directions in the field.

P A N E L I S T S

David Terry is Associate Professor of History and Geography at Morgan State University in Baltimore. He previously was the executive director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and was a research specialist in African American history for the Maryland State Archives. He holds a doctorate in history from Howard University, a Master of Arts in African American history from Morgan State University and a Bachelor of Arts in American studies from the University of Maryland-College Park.

Mark Letzer is the President and CEO of Maryland Center for History and Culture in Baltimore. Letzer is an expert in Maryland silver and decorative and fine arts. He became connected with MCHC when he was researching for his book, The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith, which was published in 2003. In addition, he has written numerous articles on Maryland silver and decorative arts and lectured on the topic. Previously, he served as the Chief Development Officer for the Maryland Historical Society.

Anne Verplanck is Associated Professor of American Studies for Penn State-Harrisburg. She teaches courses in American art and visual culture, social and cultural history, American decorative arts and material culture, museum studies and heritage studies. Prior to becoming part of the Penn State-Harrisburg faculty she worked in the museum field for 30 years. She is the former Curator of Prints and Paintings at Winterthur Museum where she also served as Interim Director of Museum Collections and Interim Director of the Research Fellowship Program.

Linda Crocker Simmons has spent over 40 years in the museum field. Since 1998 she has held the title of Curator Emerita for the Corcoran Gallery of the Art. She has also worked with private and institutional clients including the Alice Ferguson Foundation at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, Maryland. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in studio art and art history from American University; a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Delaware; a certificate in arts administration from Harvard University and remains a.b.d. for her PhD from the University of Virginia. She is an expert in the field of American painting from the end of the 18th century into the early 20th century.

Stiles Colwill has been the President and Chief Designer of Stiles Tuttle Colwill Interiors in Lutherville, Maryland, for nearly 30 years. Colwill also operates Halcyon House Antiques with New York City antiques firm John Rosselli & Associates. He previously served as a Board of Trustees for Baltimore Museum of Art where he served as chairman for five years. He also spent 16 years with the Maryland Historical Society.

Heather Smith is the Owner and Chief Conservator of Maryland Art Conservation LLC (formerly Art Conservation Services) in Baltimore. In 2005, she began her career with ACS after receiving her Master of Art Conservation at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, the previous year. She is a professional associate of the American Institute for Conservation.

Sian Jones is the previous owner of Art Conservation Services before retiring in 2018 after more than 30 years. She studied art conservation at the State University of New York at Oneonta, and studied art at Goucher College in Baltimore.

Phillipe Halbert is a doctoral candidate with the Department of History of Art at Yale University. He studies the intersection of art and identity in Colonial America and early modern Europe. For more than a decade he has been an independent museum consultant and has served as a guest curator at a variety of historic sites and museums. He has a Master of Philosophy in art history, criticism and conservation from Yale University and a Master of Arts in American material culture from the University of Delaware. He was a dual major in French and Francophone studies and history at The College of William and Mary where he received his undergraduate degree.

This exhibition is generously supported by grants from the following: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA) Foundation, an anonymous donor, Mr. & Mrs. James N. Holzapfel, Dr. & Mrs. George E. Manger, the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (part of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority), Maryland Marketing Partnership, Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc., Dr. & Mrs. Robert S. Strauch, and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas B. Riford.

Journées d’étude | The Rediscovered Colors of Aubusson Tapestries

Posted in conferences (to attend), online learning by Editor on December 18, 2021

From ArtHist.net:

Les Couleurs retrouvées des Tapisseries d’Aubusson
Online, Aubusson, 17–18 January 2022

Ces journées d’étude seront l’occasion de partager les premiers résultats d’une recherche pluridisciplinaire originale menée dans le cadre du programme Aubusson: Les couleurs retrouvées des tapisseries fines d’Aubusson (XVIIIe siècle) — Culture matérielle: conception, production, caractérisation, altération et conservation soutenu par la Région Nouvelle Aquitaine. Centrées sur l’étude d’un exemple, une tapisserie récemment acquise par la Cité internationale de la Tapisserie à Aubusson, elles convoquent l’histoire naturelle, l’histoire sociale, l’histoire de l’art, les sciences physiques et chimiques, les sciences du patrimoine et les nouvelles technologies afin de renouveler la connaissance des objets analysés. Le propos touche donc à l’identification des choses représentées, à l’examen des processus d’élaboration et des stratégies de production des tapisseries, à reconsidérer les techniques de tissage et les matériaux utilisés par la constitution d’une base de données des différents supports et par l’analyse non invasive des colorants. Il s’agit aussi de poser des diagnostics de conservation et de présentation des collections et de tenter une restitution numérique des couleurs d’origine.

These study days will be an opportunity to share the first results of an original multidisciplinary research conducted within the framework of the Aubusson program: Les couleurs retrouvées des tapisseries fines d’Aubusson (XVIIIe siècle) — Culture matérielle: conception, production, caractérisation, altération et conservation, supported by the Région Nouvelle Aquitaine. Focusing on the study of an single example, a tapestry recently acquired by the Cité internationale de la Tapisserie in Aubusson, they bring together natural history, social history, art history, physical and chemical sciences, heritage sciences, and new technologies in order to renew the knowledge of the analyzed objects. The aim is to identify the things represented in the tapestry, to examine the tapestry elaboration process and production strategies, and to reconsider the weaving techniques and the materials used through the constitution of a database of the different supports and by the non-invasive analysis of the dyes. It is also a question of diagnosing the conservation and presentation of the collections and attempting a digital restitution of the original colors of the tapestry.

Comité Scientifique
Alice Bernadac, Pascal-François Bertrand, Floréal Daniel, Aurélie Mounier, Audrey Nassieu Maupas, Bruno Ythier

Pour le 17/01 : https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87245772303
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Pour le 18/01 : https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86846013778
868 4601 3778 / pas de code secret

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9.00  Ouverture par Emmanuel Gérard, Directeur de la Cité internationale de la Tapisserie, et Introduction par Pascal-François Bertrand

10.00  Session 1 | Sciences Naturelles: ReprÉsenter la Nature
• Cécile Aupic — Identification de la flore dans la Verdure aux armes de Brühl
• Jacques Cuisin — Les animaux dans la Verdure aux armes de Brühl

11.00  Session 2 | Histoire Sociale: Approche Socio-Écomonique
• Koenraad Brosens — Le marché de la verdure en Europe
• Ute Koch — Heinrich von Brühl et les tapisseries de son château de Brody

12.00  Pause déjeuner

14.00  Visite des ateliers, Jean-Marie Dor

15.30  Session 3 | Histoire de l’Art: Peindre et Tisser des Paysages
• Ingrid de Meuter — Les verdures flamandes, 1640–1750
• Charissa Bremer David — Les verdures de la Manufacture de tapisserie de Beauvais, 1690–1740
• Camilla Pietrabissa — La peinture de paysage en France dans la première moitié du XVIIIe siècle
• Benjamin Perronet — Dessins de paysage autour d’Oudry et de Boucher
• Élodie Pradier — Jean-Baptiste Oudry et la question de la couleur

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9.00  Session 4 | Sciences Physiques et Chimie
• Aurélie Mounier, Hortense de La Codre, et Floréal Daniel — Mise au point d’une méthodologie spécifique, sans contact, pour l’identification des colorants et textiles
• Hortense de La Codre, Rémy Chapoulie, Laurent Servant, et Aurélie Mounier — Manufactures Royales de Tapisseries françaises (Gobelins, Beauvais, Aubusson) : entre sources écrites et réalité matérielle. Application de méthodes spectroscopiques non-invasives à l’étude de trois tapisseries du XVIIIe siècle

10.00  Session 5 | Sciences du Patrimoine: Restauration et Muséologie
• Alice Bernadac, Carole Redais (Langlois Tapisseries), et Jean-Marie Dor — La restauration de la Verdure aux armes de Brühl
• Alice Bernadac — Présenter la Verdure aux armes de Brühl dans les salles de la Cité de la Tapisserie (dans les salles)

11.30  Session 6 | Technologies Numériques
• Loïc Espinasse, Pascal Mora, Michael Rouca, et François Daniel — Restituer virtuellement les couleurs de la Tapisserie aux armes de Brühl

12.00  Conclusion
• Bruno Ythier

Conference | La Chiesa di San Rocco

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on November 23, 2021

Scuola Grande di San Rocco and Chiesa di San Rocco, Venice
(Wikimedia Commons; September 2017)

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From ArtHist.net:

La Chiesa di San Rocco: Spazio Sacro Confraternale e Centro di Culto
Auditorium Santa Margherita, Chiesa di San Rocco, Venice, 2–4 December 2021

Organized by Maria Agnese Chiari Moretto Wiel and David D’Andrea

The church of San Rocco is the only Venetian church that is both a confraternal devotional space and a ‘sanctuary’ that houses the body of the titular saint, who was translated to Venice in 1485 and located in the main altar since 1520. Belief in the miraculous power of San Rocco to heal and protect those afflicted with the plague made the church a popular pilgrimage destination and site of international devotion. The church was adorned with rich artwork and musical space (an organ and choir gallery) designed to focus religious devotion on the altar-reliquary. The original church, built in 1489, was heavily renovated by Giovanni Scalfarotto between 1726 and 1733. The rebuilt façade, completed by Bernardino Maccaruzzi in 1769, unifies the confraternity’s ritual space, which encompasses the square and the adjacent streets.

The conference proposes to examine, in a broad chronological span and with an interdisciplinary approach, the significant aspects of this devotional space, where processions, festivals, and pilgrimages reaffirmed the status of the confraternity and the healing power of San Rocco both in Venetian life and in universal Catholic devotion. Papers will discuss the origins of the cult of San Rocco in Venice, the foundation of the Scuola, the construction of the church and the relationship between the church and confraternity. The altars and devotional images of the fifteenth- and sixteenth-century church and the later seventeenth- and eighteenth-century renovations will be analyzed in relationship with the other confraternal churches in Venice. Particular attention will be dedicated to ritual spaces, music, objects of devotion (the relic of San Rocco, the miraculous Crucifix, the miraculous image of Christ Carrying the Cross; devotion to the Holy Eucharist), and festivals, including changes introduced by new religious devotions and spaces (the Redentore and Madonna della Salute) associated with the plague.

The conference—part of the Churches of Venice: New Research Perspectives project—will consist of two days in the classroom (Auditorium Santa Margherita) and a final session on site in the church. Places are limited, and the required registration can be completed here. In addition, the sessions will be recorded and made available on the ‘Chiese di Venezia’ YouTube channel. For more information, please email chiesedivenezia@gmail.com.

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9.30  Welcome

9.45  Introduction by Maria Agnese Chiari Moretto Wiel, David D’Andrea

10.15  Session 1: Gli inizi del culto di San Rocco nel Veneto, la Scuola e la chiesa veneziana
Chair: David D’Andrea
• Claudia Salmini (Scuola Grande di San Rocco, già Archivista di Stato a Venezia), Alla ricerca delle fonti sulla chiesa di San Rocco
• Rachele Scuro (Università degli Studi di Milano Bicocca), Il culto di san Rocco e la presenza ebraica a Venezia e nello Stato veneto nel Rinascimento
• Francesco Bianchi (Università degli Studi di Padova), San Rocco in ospedale (secc. XV–XVI)
• Adelaide Ricci (Università di Pavia), Le opere e i segni: san Rocco nel progetto narrativo della Scuola di Venezia

13.00  Break

15.00  Session 2: La chiesa quattro-cinquecentesca: gli apparati decorativi e il messaggio dei teleri
Chair: Paola Marini
• Gianmario Guidarelli (Università degli Studi di Padova), L’architettura della chiesa di San Rocco
• Maria Agnese Chiari Moretto Wiel (Wake Forest University), L’arredo della chiesa quattro-cinquecentesca e le sue trasformazioni nel corso del Seicento: proposta
• Diana Gisolfi (Pratt Institute), L’organo rinascimentale della chiesa di San Rocco
• Lorenzo Lazzarini (Laboratorio di Analisi dei Materiali Antichi, Università Iuav di Venezia), Le pietre e i marmi della chiesa di San Rocco
• Louise Marshall (University of Sydney), St Roch Between North and South: Understanding Artistic and Confraternal Choices in Tintoretto’s Narratives at the Chiesa di San Rocco
• Ewa Rybalt (Indipendent Scholar; Lublino), ‘San Rocco cura gli appestati’ di Tintoretto e la disputa tra Valerio Superchio e Vettor Trincavello

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10.00  Session 3: I rapporti della Scuola e della chiesa con il popolo
Chair: Martina Frank
• David D’Andrea (Oklahoma State University), From the Renaissance to the Grand Tour: The Church of San Rocco in the Eyes of Spiritual and Cultural Pilgrims
• Giulia Zanon (University of Leeds), Relazioni sociali e devozionali nella chiesa di San Rocco tra Cinque e Seicento
• Matteo Casini (University of Massachusetts, Boston), Liturgia urbana, di Stato, di gruppi
• Fabio Tonizzi (Facoltà Teologica dell’Italia Centrale), La chiesa di San Rocco: un santuario? Aspetti giuridici e devozionali

13.00  Break

15.00  Session 4: Il culto di San Rocco e la vita religiosa tra XVI e XVIII secolo
Chair: Fabio Tonizzi
• Christopher Nygren (Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Art, National Gallery / University of Pittsburgh), Il Cristo portacroce della Scuola di San Rocco, tra antropologia dell’immagine e storia dell’arte
• Alexandra Bamji (University of Leeds), The Church of San Rocco between Venetian Piety and Post-Tridentine Devotion
• Andrea Savio (Università degli Studi di Padova), La festa di San Rocco a Venezia dopo la pestilenza del 1630
• William Barcham (Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, emeritus), La trasformazione della facciata di San Rocco, ca. 1756–1769
• Federica Restiani (Istituto Veneto per i Beni Culturali), Giuseppe Angeli e il rinnovato ciclo pittorico della cupola del presbiterio. Contributi dal cantiere di restauro
• Jonathan Glixon (University of Kentucky), The Choir of San Rocco and Its Music

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10.00  Session 5: Trasformazioni, restauri, nuove prospettive
Chair: Demetrio Sonaglioni
• Maria Agnese Chiari Moretto Wiel (Wake Forest University) and Melissa Conn (Save VeniceInc.), Ultime trasformazioni interne della chiesa: dal XVIII secolo ad oggi
• Amalia Donatella Basso (Scuola Grande di San Rocco, già Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici di Venezia e Laguna), Rileggendo i dipinti di Tintoretto nella chiesa confraternale di San Rocco. Considerazioni e riflessioni
• Mario Piana (Università Iuav di Venezia), La cantoria
• David D’Andrea (Oklahoma State University), Sintesi dei temi del convegno

 

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